CLS Staff CHEM HEMA & COAG Clinical Lab job – Stanford Health Care – Palo Alto, CA

Job Description:
Performs a wide range of medical laboratory tests used to diagnose, treat and prevent disease. Using technical knowledge and a theoretical understanding of the basis of the tests, records and validates the accuracy and quality of results to ensure conformity to specifications. Understands and applies the correct control measures and protocols in cases of abnormal results, reporting any discrepancies to a Senior, Reference, or Supervising Clinical Laboratory Scientist. Calibrates assays where the calibration is part of each run. Maintains supply inventory, performs and documents routine preventative maintenance and records is performance. Performs simple troubleshooting and reports instrument malfunctions to senior staff. Has an understanding and maintains current knowledge of specialty area(s) assigned in the laboratory.

Accurately performs and completes laboratory analysis on body fluids in accordance with laboratory protocols and policies.

Adheres to all safety/health and state/federal regulatory requirements and the procedures, policies and Services Standard defined by the Hospitals.

Applies the appropriate control measures in test with abnormal results. Handles results in accordance with protocol and notifies the necessary personnel.

Demonstrates technical proficiency in all areas of assigned responsibility. Keeps abreast of new technical developments and acquires the necessary skills to adapt to technological changes.

Maintains a current understanding of all procedures used in the assigned laboratory section(s) and can interpret the significance of normal and abnormal results.

Performs clinical laboratory tests of varying complexity using standard procedures examining specimens for the purpose of providing information for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of disease.

Performs maintenance and function checks on analytical equipment and perform operational checks necessary for proper test performance to assure accurate and reliable test results and reporting.

Performs other duties as assigned by supervisors.

Resolves problems related to clinical issues, equipment or testing by initiating research utilizing available reference material. Reports and/or escalates problems to management as appropriate.

Using technical knowledge and theoretical understanding of the basis of tests, records and analyzes test results to validate accuracy, quality and conformity to specifications.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status or on the basis of disability.

Qualificiations:
Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in a work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or university

Experience: One (1) year of progressively responsible and directly related work experience

License/Certification: Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

Ability to analyze data, draw conclusions and interpret results

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

Ability to learn new procedures and adapt to technological changes in the laboratory

Ability to organize, prioritize, multi-task, and adapt to changing priorities

Ability to solve problems and identify solutions

Ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization

Knowledge and technical proficiency in specialty areas assigned within the laboratory

Knowledge of infection prevention policies and procedures

Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirements related to areas of functional responsibility

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